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Ph Level And Neutralization

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Hightailtaxidermy, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. Hightailtaxidermy

    Hightailtaxidermy New Member

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    I am new to taxidermy and just mixed my first pickle for a deer hide. My ph is at 1.5. My questions are how often do I check it and how long should it remain in the pickle before neutralizing it? Second, what is the mixture and time frame to neutralize the hide? Thanks
     
  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Look up my post bout 4-5 days ago

    Neutralizing tell me why . Should have all your anwsers there
     

  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Didn't you do research and obtain instruction on the total process of tanning start to finish before you started?
     
  4. Hightailtaxidermy

    Hightailtaxidermy New Member

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    Yes I did, but I thought I would get some helpful advice from a genius like urself. Thanks for nothing
     
  5. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    and another new member with a smartass attitude that wants immediate answers
     
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  6. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Your first post indicated that you didn't know what the neutralizing mixture and times were. So I thought I'd ask before I continued with information.

    If you would have answered; yes, I did, but I thought I would get some more insight on it, I would have given you as much information as I could, which is from many years of study and practice, however, since you thanked me for nothing, it is what I will offer to you.

    A snotty attitude like yours will get you nowhere with many on here, including me.
     
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  7. 15pt

    15pt Active Member

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    Just rub some borax on the damn hide and put it on the form!!
     
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  8. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    I check it every hour on the hour then then I’ll mix up whatever I need to make it neutral then tan it with eggs and mayo
    Best one around
     
  9. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    You mean you don't tan with turpentine? What about degreasing with kerosine?
     
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  10. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Nah man I watch my heath issues as I get carried away cause I have the taste for that mix. You did mean pure grain alcohol mix right? Ohh hell ya I see my copper still going on now with that fresh corn . Ohh I might need that rehab center again .
     
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